Google celebrates its 17th birthday today: Here Some amazing facts you never knew...!

Can you really imagine your life without Google? It is this one amazing thing that has happened to everybody. Whenever we have any question or doubt, it is only Google we go to, right? It has become such an important part of our daily lives that without it, life would simply become something, we don't think, you would like to picture. On its 17th birthday, Google has created a very simple doodle that will take you down to the web of the 1990s.
We use it every day but do we really know enough about the search engine? Let's read some really amazing facts on Google on its 17th.
Facts about Google:
  • Google's original name was Backrub
  • It was also named after the mathematical term 'Googol'. However, one of the founders misspelled it as 'Google' and it remained like that
  • The company's unofficial motto is 'Don't be evil'
  • Since, the founders of Google were not keen to start their own business; they had even tried to sell Google. The founders tried to sell the search engine to Yahoo! but it said 'No'
  • In 2002, Yahoo! tried to buy Google for 3 billion dollars but the founders said 'No'
  • The first Google doodle was designed to tell its users that the founders were out-of-office to attend the Burning Man festival and hence, they will not be able to solve the technical issues


  • On April 1, 2000, Google tried to fool its users by announcing its mind reading ability for the search 'MentalPlex'
  • After that incident, when Gmail was launched on April 1, 2004, many users believed that it was also a prank by the Google founders
  • It has been reported that the infamous "I feel lucky" is nearly never used. However, in trials it was found that removing it would somehow reduce the Google experience
  • Google has the largest network of translators in the world
  • Google has a model of T-rex, named Stan, at the grounds of their California headquarters. Founders bought it to remind the employees to not let Google go extinct
  • Google headquarters rents about 200 goats from California to mow their lawns and fields
  • To create a street view of a desert, Google hired a camel
  • Google takes over 200 factors into account before delivering you the results to any question
  •  Every minute  2 million searches are performed on Google
  • Employees in the Google office are called 'Googlers' and the new employees are called 'Nooglers'
  • The company's first tweet was "I'm feeling lucky" in binary code. It was "I'm 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010".
A very Happy Birthday, Google!


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